Last post Oct 31, 2007 04:17 PM by xr280xr
Oct 02, 2007 07:09 PM|xr280xr|LINK
I was just slapped in the face by the new features in Visual Studio 2005 with websites. I have only done windows apps in 2005 up until now. Usually I create a web app (in 2003) build the project compiling all code into the .dll in the bin folder, and upload
the .aspx forms and the .dlls to the server. Now you create a website, and there's no bin folder or .dlls. It manages to run on the thin client server...but when I want to put it up to the server I don't have the pre-compiled code. Sorry for the old school
question but assuming I want to upload the site manually instead of using the publish feature, how do I do it?
Oct 03, 2007 11:21 PM|Benson Yu - MSFT|LINK
The Web Site project is new in Visual Studio 2005. You can view the new features this project type brings to us from the following link:
What's New in Web Projects
However, if you familiar with Web Application project type and want to use this type in Visual Studio 2005, you should download and install VS.NET 2005 SP1. After installing successfully, you can create a web application project by: File | New | Project…
| ASP.NET Web Application.
Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Team Suite Service Pack 1
In addition, if you already have the web site project and want to convert it to web application project, please refer to the following steps:
1. Create a New VS 2005 Web Application Project.
2. Setup Project References.
3. Copy the files from the Web Site Project into the new Web Application Project.
4. Converting the files.
5. Running the Site.
For the detailed steps, please refer to the following link:
Upgrading VS 2005 Web Site Projects to be VS 2005 Web Application Projects
Oct 31, 2007 04:17 PM|xr280xr|LINK
Thanks for your help. I finally bought a book on 2.0 which helped. I found that if I create the website as an HTTP website on the local host, it behaves the way I expected, similar to VS2003.